AHRI Announces Support for Carbon Monoxide Detector Legislation

September 18, 2012
Contact: Francis Dietz, Vice President, Public Affairs
Direct: 703.600.0355

Consumer Safety Should Be First Priority

Arlington, VA — The Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute today announced its support of S. 3343, the Nicholas and Zachary Burt Memorial Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act, sponsored by Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME). The bill, which has been referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, would establish a federal performance standard for residential carbon monoxide detectors and encourage states to require the installation of detectors in all homes.  

“This legislation will protect homeowners from an easily avoidable tragedy,” said Stephen Yurek, President and CEO of AHRI. “We strongly encourage Congress to act on this legislation before adjournment.”

About AHRI
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) is the trade association representing manufacturers of air conditioning, heating, commercial refrigeration, and water heating equipment.  An internationally recognized advocate for the industry, AHRI develops standards for and certifies the performance of many of these products.  AHRI’s 309 member companies manufacture quality, efficient, and innovative residential and commercial air conditioning, space heating, water heating, and commercial refrigeration equipment and components for sale in North America and around the world.